Donnerstag, 16. Juni 2011

From Trousers to Dress

Hello everybody:)

I'm sorry for stopping posting for a while. But now I'm back and more motivated than ever:)
My dad has recently sorted out his wardrobe and gave some of his old suit trousers and jackets to me.
Here is the first trial to recycle an old trouser into a dress.

What you need: trousers, scissors, thread, tailor's chalk and needles

Ladder the inner seam of the trousers completely.
Put the trousers on like a dress and mark with pins the center front seam.
Make sure where you want your neckline to start and mark it aswell.

Mark the center front seam with tailor'chalk so that you know where you have to sew. (I took a biro because of the white feeding).
Having sewed the center front put on the dress agail and mark on the outer seam of the trousers where you want your arm holes. Ladder the seam between the tags and secure the ends with thread..
For the back of the dress turn it inside out and place it flatly on the table. Draw a line frow where the bow of the former pattern starts to the point, where you want to start the rear neckline. Sew the center back.
For the shoulder seams lie the front and rear trouser leg onto each other and fold the rear trouser leg like you can see in the picture. The seam should start at the upper end of the arm hole and end at a point you have to find out by trying the dress on.
This is the finished dress:)
I like it because of its balloony shape. I think you can wear it to work and to party.

Have fun trying it out! It takes only one hour.:)

1 Kommentar:

  1. This is great. Too bad I can't sew, nor do I own a sewing machine :(
    With such beautiful and feminine features like yours you could easily pull of the man's trousers look like in Pearl's post here:

    Just a thought... I can picture you wearing some high-waisted trousers with a belt and with a pretty, feminine blouse; elegant purse/clutch and high heels.
    Or even wearing your Dad's large sports-coat/jacket/cardi over some floral maxi. Basically, you could pull any look off.
    I really appreciate your comment!